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The Grateful Dead Live at Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm on 1968-09-02




Set 1

Dark Star, Saint Stephen -> The Eleven -> Death Don't Have No Mercy (cut), Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> The Other One -> Cryptical Envelopment -> Alligator -> Drums -> Alligator -> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) -> Feedback

Sky River Festival


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm
Location Sultan, WA

Source SBD -> Master Reel (1/2-inch 4-track reels recorded on Ampex 440) -> Dat (Tascam DA30/44.1k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- Sky River Rock Festival And Lighter Than Air Fair
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: JamsOnly - - May 12, 2015
Subject: Fall 68
Highlights: Caution, Feedback
Reviewer: njpg - - April 14, 2015
Subject: 5
5
Reviewer: DMT - - January 20, 2015
Subject: Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair
Electric!
Reviewer: Chris U. - - August 26, 2014
Subject: 100% Pure Acid
There's nothing better than a show like this where the band is firing on all six cylinders. The vocals are a tad low but it hardly matters for these songs (Death Don't is missing).

This show is right smack in the middle of that period where Bobby and Pigpen were allegedly getting heat from Jerry (and the rest of the band?) for failing to bring the goods on a regular basis, not practicing enough, not being serious enough ... or something. I've listened to everything in the Archive from the summer of '68 and for the life of me I can't detect any problem. On the contrary, just listen to Bobby and Pig at this show! Crazy stuff. IMHO, the next shows that most consistently reach the heights heard here are the Avalon 10-12-68 and the Silver Dollar Faire in Chico 11-1-68 (with the Chico being the most "hairy" of the three).
Reviewer: EVG_1970 - - August 22, 2014
Subject: Incredible
This is one powerful/PRIMAL set. Outstanding audio quality. Thank you C. Miller!
Reviewer: rdenirojb87 - - November 12, 2011
Subject: Another Great Upgrade
One of the best Dark Stars of the year, from one of the best shows of the year! Gotta get this essential upgrade.
Reviewer: amishman0002 - - August 15, 2011
Subject: Another miracle...
This recording may not sound perfect, but it is so much better than the other ones from this date. It is a gem from 1968. Thanks for all the hard work and skill put into this!
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